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The River House - Cooper Landing River Front

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The house is located a few hundred yards upriver and across from the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, just above the Upper River rapids. The living set up is ideal for a romantic couple, a family of 6 or 4-5 friends. Moose, bear, bald eagles, beavers, goats and mountain sheep are commonly seen from the property. In May and early June, brown bears frequent the property requiring extra caution. Outside there are plentiful wild raspberries in late summer, an outdoor sauna and wade fishing for Rainbows and Dollies.


The fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout and Dolly Varden on the upper river is tremendous between July and late October. During the month of October Silver Salmon can be caught from the property.

The fall season in Cooper Landing is arguably the most beautiful time of the year. As the summer season comes to an end the rainbow trout and silver salmon fishing is at its peak as the deciduous trees turn bright yellow and orange.

The Kenai River is open for fishing between June 11th and May 1st. The ADF&G website is a great source of information on the latest fishing regulations.

Please checkout the video walkthrough and additional pictures on our facebook page below.

Google Earth Coordinates - 60°29'12.69'N 149°50'48.56'W (Russian River 5 miles), (Quartz Creek 5 miles), (Bing’s Landing 33 miles), (Seward 49 miles), (Anchorage 95 miles)

The River House can be rented with the Bear Den (VRBO #394863) if you party exceeds six.

Keywords: The River House, riverfront, fly fishing, river front, rainbow, trout, birding, photography, BBQ, eagles, salmon, privacy, Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2319 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age of 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Pack and Play available on request Additional guest fee does not apply to children under 18....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Exception for assistance dogs....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Loft : 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs - Connected by King mattress kit....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Upstairs with a private 250 sq.ft. deck looking upriver...moreless

  • Downstairs bedroom: 1 queen

    Carpeted downstairs bedroom with private bath...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Master Bath with oversized oval tub...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bathroom for downstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Upgraded to larger Bosch on demand hotwater heater in 2015.

Other Amenities

  • The owner does not live onsite. Chest freezer and coolers available for guest use in laundry room. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Various...moreless

  • Television:

    Cable not available on property. Movies available through Netflix....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The house is nestled on the Upper Kenai River between Mt. Cecil and Mt. Slaughter....moreless

  • Water View:

    180 degree views of low bank river frontage....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    380 feet of private river frontage on 1.6 acres. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The indoor table seats four and the outdoor dining table seats six. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Includes couch, ottoman and love seat. Sunroom is typically used as the living room . It has two recliners and a loveseat. Most guests find this to be their favorite room in the house rain or shine...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless can be used around the property....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    with coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, plates, silverware, strainer, toaster, wine opener, blender, cast iron skillet X 2, Large Crab Pot, Garlic Press, cotuperwear for daytrips, large cutting board ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New in 2015....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New in 2015. Separate chest freezer in laundry room for excess fish. Several size coolers are available for day trips....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    250 sq.ft cedar deck off master bedroom facing upriver....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle Rental (Up to 4) available through property manager. Please book in advance....moreless

  • Boat:

    Drift boat and raft available for rent through property manager. Please book in advance....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    River facing 700 sq.ft Cedar deck off sunroom with two backyard entry points....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoes and Kayaks available for rent through property manager. Please book in advance....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large grass yard with mature birch, cottonwoods, spruce, blue spruce, white lilac, purple lilac, raspberries and rhubarb....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber E310 gas grill with propane provided. Weber Competitor Charcoal grill available upon request....moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 22 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Week 13-25 Gap Dates
Jun 11 - Sep 1, 2016
1 night min stay
$390

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

2016 Week 26-27
Sep 10 - Sep 23, 2016
4 night min stay
$440
$2,834

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

2016 Week 28
Sep 24 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$356
$2,293

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

2016 Week 29-30
Oct 1 - Oct 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$271
$1,745

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

2016 Week 31-33
Oct 15 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$238
$1,533

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

2017 Weeks 1-6
Mar 18 - Apr 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$238
$1,533

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Weeks 7-8
Apr 29 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$311
$2,003

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Weeks 9-12
May 13 - Jun 9, 2017
4 night min stay
$412
$2,653

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Weeks 13-14
Jun 10 - Jun 23, 2017
4 night min stay
$487
$3,136

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Weeks 15-17
Jun 24 - Jul 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$526
$3,387

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Weeks 18-24
Jul 15 - Sep 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$556
$3,581

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Weeks 25-26
Sep 2 - Sep 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$476
$3,065

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Week 27
Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$412
$2,653

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Week 28
Sep 23 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$356
$2,293

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Week 29-30
Sep 30 - Oct 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$311
$2,003

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2017 Week 31-33
Oct 14 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$238
$1,533

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$522
$3,470

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 3%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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Location

98 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ted Stevens International Airport
1.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sacketts
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Russian River Ferry
43 Miles
Nearest Golf
Birch Ridge Golf Course
65 Miles
Nearest Train
Whittier
Cooper Landing, AK, USA
Nearest Motorway
Sterling Highway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sacketts
67.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Aleyska Ski Resort
47 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seward

Car: Necessary

The property is 49 miles from Seward, 120 miles from Homer and 65 miles from Whittier. The Russian River and mouth or Quartz creek are both 5 miles from the property.

Nelson St. near mile marker 49 provides access to the few Upper Kenai properties with low bank river frontage.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: There are few things I enjoy more than floating down the Upper Kenai and few places I find more peaceful than having a cup of coffee in the sun room. I was able to spend the month of September fishing in Cooper Landing for about a decade before owning this property. For any guests that have not experienced September in Cooper Landing, I strongly recommend it. We have just completed our eighth consecutive rental season and plan to continue renting the house until we retire. We have continually reinvested a minimum of one third of the rental revenue back into the property for the last eight years. It is extremely important to us that our guests have a trip of a life time while visiting the River House. In 2014 we partnered with Jessica Larsen to professionally manage the property during your stay.

Why the Owner Chose Cooper Landing, AK, USA:
There are many houses available for rent in Cooper Landing, but few have the privacy and beauty of the River House. It is easy to spend hours in the sunroom staring at the florescent river, the mountain bank and local birds. Robins and Bald Eagles are the two most common bird species that can be seen on the property. While the mosquito is dubbed the "Alaska State Bird", between the river breeze and landscaped yard there are very few mosquitos or other biting insects on the property. We recently added a trail to a fenced river overlook. The views from this overlook are stunning. The short trail crosses a creek that is located on the property and allows you to see 700 yards upstream. Several of the local guides (year round residents) are very familiar with the River House and have spent considerable time fishing in the backyard. They can pick you up in a drift boat behind the house with no extra charge and spend some time explaining what is happening in the river at the time of your stay.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Upper Kenai river is one of the most beautiful places we have come across. The house is extremely quiet and sits across from the drift only marker on the Upper Kenai (No motors allowed). Just above the property, the river begins to narrow and pick up current. The view from nearly every room in the house is breathtaking. The original house has been featured on the cover of several magazines over the years and was recently chosen for VRBO sweepstakes. Great effort has been made to maintain the trees on the property, while keeping them trimmed to ensure views from all angles. There are very few properties on the Kenai river with the privacy and scenery of this location. The property has blue spruce, choke cherry, lilac, cottonwood, spruce and birch trees with a landscaped yard. In March and April the property is home to many bald eagles that feed throughout the day on spawning silver salmon. Brown bears frequent the property in May and early June and leave their mark on an annual basis. By late June the bears move a few miles down river to look for spawning salmon. Rainbows and Dollies can be caught easily for most of the summer and fall. In October Silver Salmon can be caught from the backyard.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Sunroom

    Sunroom

  • Sauna on left

    Sauna on left

  • Easy to use Outdoor Fireplace from original home.

    Easy to use Outdoor Fireplace from original home.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Newly remodeled Master Bathroom

    Newly remodeled Master Bathroom

  • View from upstairs loft.

    View from upstairs loft.

  • View of house from river

    View of house from river

  • The River House and Bear Den share a 2.65 acre lot with creek and river frontage

    The River House and Bear Den share a 2.65 acre lot with creek and river frontage

  • Custom deck

    Custom deck

  • River facing deck

    River facing deck

  • View from the kitchen sink

    View from the kitchen sink

  • Sauna down by river bank

    Sauna down by river bank

  • View upriver from look out point on Western side of property.

    View upriver from look out point on Western side of property.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • View from master bedroom.

    View from master bedroom.

  • View from backyard

    View from backyard

VRBO #252577

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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